Blagojevich scandal

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) opens his notes after stepping up to the podium at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jackson had been mentioned as a potential choice for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has the power to fill the vacant Senate seat, was arrested at his Chicago home Tuesday morning and charged with corruption after prosecutors said he was trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder.
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( Mark Wilson, Getty Images / December 10, 2008 )

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) opens his notes after stepping up to the podium at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Jackson had been mentioned as a potential choice for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who has the power to fill the vacant Senate seat, was arrested at his Chicago home Tuesday morning and charged with corruption after prosecutors said he was trying to sell the seat to the highest bidder.

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